TKO (Punches)
      The first round had both fighters winging big kicks at each other, while mixing in some decent combinations, but neither fighter really took a significant lead in that round, so I'm not sure where the judges will be with the scores here. I'm assuming the round will go to Sakai for fighting out of Brazil, so he clearly has the crowd on his side.
     The second round was another somewhat slow paced tired round of striking between two heavyweights. I'm assuming Sakai is ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but it's at least been a competitive fight. I just don't think either fighter is really "going for it" at this point.
     Sherman tried to move forward in the final round, but Sakai blasted him with a big combination that forced Sherman to back up toward the fence. Sakai unloaded on Sherman with 2 minutes left in the round, mauling him with big punches and heavy knees from the clinch, and right when the referee looked like he was going to stop the fight, Sherman sort of tried to fight back, causing the referee to back off. Sakai then threw him to the ground, landed in side control, unloaded with some elbows, some heavy punches, and the referee finally stopped the fight with a minute left in the final round. That was a good UFC debut for Augusto Sakai.
      The first round had both of these guys winging big heavyweight punches at each other, and then Willis clipped Sherman with a kick to the dick. When the fight continued, Willis dropped Sherman almost immediately with a couple of punches, and then he jumped on him and smothered him, but wasn't able to get anything going on the ground, so they stood back up, and went back to trading punches & random kicks. The round ended with some dirty boxing in the clinch while Sherman pressed Willis against the fence. The first round goes to Willis.
     The second round had both guys circling around each other for a while, throwing combinations at each other, making a lot of heavyweight slapping sounds in the process. Sherman threw a head kick, Willis slapped him to block it and took down Sherman, and then finished the final 90 seconds on top, inside Sherman's guard, working some basic ground & pound. I have Willis ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     Sherman threw another high kick early in the final round, but Willis caught it, and pressed Sherman against the fence, so they just reset. Sherman finally started to land some hard combinations, which caused Willis to clinch, but Sherman quickly took control of the clinch, as Sherman looked like he was running out of gas. They continued to fight at a decent pace for a couple of tired heavyweights, and in the end, that round goes to Sherman, but the fight overall should probably go to Willis. All 3 judges agreed, giving the 29-28 unanimous decision victory to Justin Willis.
KO (Punches)
      These guys both traded some big fat punches, they both landed a few solid shots, and then Abdurakhimov blasted Sherman with a massive right hand that caused Sherman to turn his back to him for a second, Abdurakhimov ran behind him, punched him in the side of the head, and Sherman collapsed, forcing the referee to stop the fight as Sherman tried to figure out where he was while hanging out on his hands & knees. That was a solid first round stoppage by Shamil Abdurakhimov.
      Grabowski started this fight by throwing some slow punches that looked like he was punching through peanut butter. Sherman landed a few clean jabs, and a decent head kick in the first minute of the opening round. Sherman landed some solid counter combinations, mixing his punches & kicks nicely. Sherman unloaded in the final 30 seconds of the opening round, with some big punch combinations, and he was chewing up Grabowski's legs with clean kicks too. Round one clearly goes to Sherman.
     The second round was more of the same, with Sherman slightly outstriking Grabowski, and then he opened up in the final 30 seconds, clearly looking to kill him at that point. Sherman is ahead 20-18 going into the final round. Sherman was clearly slowing down in the third round, but he was still picking apart Grabowski to a significant degree with his strikes. Grabowski shot for a takedown with 2 minutes left in the fight, but Sherman shrugged it off with ease. Sherman continued to beat up Grabowski on the feet, albeit at a slow pace, until the final buzzer sounded. This wasn't a great fight, but it was a clear 30-27 unanimous decision for Chase Sherman. Congrats to Grabowski for finally making it out of the first round, but with a UFC record of 0-3, you have to assume he's getting fired after this one.
KO (Elbow)
      These guys traded some big punches & kicks to start the first round, with Sherman moving around a lot more, as he was picking apart Coulter from a variety of angles. Coulter landed some big punches, but Sherman mostly just ate them and kept swinging with big punches & leg kicks. Sherman chewed up Coulter's lead leg to the point where Coulter nearly collapsed with a minute left in the round. Round one clearly goes to Sherman.
     The second round had Sherman beating the shit out of an exhausted Coulter, as Coulter was barely able to stay standing. As soon as the commentators started talking about how the fight should be stopped, Coulter fired back with some big punches and he rocked Sherman. Halfway through the second round and they both just unloaded on each other, as they both looked unconscious on their feet, but they kept swinging, and the crowd was exploding. Sherman finally landed one big massive clean right elbow, and Coulter collapsed against the fence like an old school UFC highlight reel KO. That fight was fucking nuts, both of these guys showed a ton of heart, and that was a big highlight reel finish for Chase Sherman.
KO (Knee & Punches)
      These guys bounced around quite a bit, trading some big heavyweight strikes, and halfway through the first round, Harris started to unload on Sherman, rocking the shit out of him, but Sherman was able to grab a timeout after receiving an accidental kick to the dick. When the fight started back up, they both continued to blast each other with big punches, while moving around at a decent pace for two big heavyweights. Harris continued to rock Sherman's head back with long punches to finish out the round. Round one goes to Walt Harris.
     The second round started kind of slow, but one minute in, they both tried to knock each other's heads off with some brutal punch combinations. They kept up a pretty good pace for a couple of minutes, and then Harris dropped Sherman with a knee followed by some BRUTAL punches, bouncing his head off the canvas, and then Harris hammerfisted him until the referee stopped the fight. That was a fantastic finish by Walt Harris.
     OH MY GOD! This fight was fucking crazy. The first round had Chase Sherman DESTROYING the lead leg of Ledet with hard kicks, and Ledet was countering with some ultra fast punches, clipping Sherman in the chin with countless clean shots. Sherman was also firing back with power punches, while mixing in those leg kicks with slick combinations. This was one of those 100% offense fights, with both guys throwing hard, without worrying about defense at all. I really have no idea who won that first round, so I scored it a draw. When the round ended, Sherman walked back to his corner like a zombie, and Ledet was taunting him, so I guess if I had to choose a winner, I'd say Ledet was in better shape at the end of the round, so round one goes to Ledet, just slightly.
     The second round was more of the same, with both guys coming forward, Ledet working his slick boxing, and Sherman throwing his hard punch & kick combinations. They never stopped coming forward for the duration of the round, even though Sherman's face was busted up from Ledet's boxing, and it looked like Sherman nearly got knocked out at the end of the round, as Ledet unloaded on him, but Sherman continued to swing all the way up until the end of the round. I think the altitude is really playing a factor in this fight, as both guys looked pretty tired halfway through the second round, especially Sherman. I have Ledet ahead 2-0 going into the final round.
     Ledet poked Sherman's eye early in the third round, but the referee didn't care, so Ledet continued to unload on Sherman with fast punch combinations. Sherman continued to plow forward, throwing hard shots, but Ledet was picking him apart with his punches. Sherman was clearly 100% gassed halfway through the third round, but he continued to walk forward, but his hands were on the hips far more often than they should have been. Ledet continued to pick him apart with punches all the way up until the end of the round. Ledet pretty clearly won this fight, 30-27 across the board. Great UFC debut for Justin Ledet.
TKO (Leg Injury)
      Soooo... I was pretty pumped to see two big heavyweights go at it, since this has been a night full of decisions, so I figured this fight would probably end quickly. May threw a few huge bombs, missing with his punches, but landing with his body kicks. Sherman landed a few decent shots, but for the most part, he was just getting warmed up. May randomly collapsed after throwing a kick to Sherman's body, Sherman checked it with a knee, and May fell to the ground like a sack of rocks, screaming out in pain as his knee was torn up from the check. So yeah, fucked up way for the fight to end, making this 3 losses in a row for May, but yeah, I'm still looking forward to seeing Sherman fight some legit heavyweights, since he now has a record of 9-1, with a 4 fight winning streak. So yeah, interesting injury, and great kick defense by Sherman.